I LOVE alliums - love, love, LOVE them! Now it's the time of year to buy the bulbs, I've been snapping them up
I bought a few packs of 'Gladiator' from Wilko at £2.50 per bulb (cheaper than the ones I bought from the Harrogate autumn flower show last year, bulbs were the same size though). Yesterday, I spotted they were also selling them in my local Lidl - 2 bulbs for £1.49!!!!
I've just compared the bulb sizes between the Wilko ones and the Lidl ones, and there is a marked difference. The Wilko ones are approximately 3 inches wide, the Lidl ones around 2 1/2 inches.
Am I right in assuming that the Lidl ones are just younger bulbs? They should still flower well though shouldn't they?
Emma (up to her armpits in Alliums)